Artist Opportunities

See below for various calls for artists and employment opportunities in the D.C. area and sometimes beyond. Check this page often for updates.

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JOB OPPORTUNITY: Special Events Coordinator, (Full-Time, Permanent) Arlington, VA
DEADLINE: Thursday, March 30, 2023, 11:59 ET
COMPENSATION: $67,974.40 - $103,896.00

The Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) is one of the top urban park systems in the nation! We are seeking an innovative, results-oriented Special Events Coordinator who will use their wide-ranging skills to coordinate County and department sponsored special events, and help plan, develop, and execute internal and external communications and engagement for the department.

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JOB OPPORTUNITY: Gardener, (Full-Time, Permanent), Arlington, VA
DEADLINE: Thursday, March 30, 2023, 11:59 p.m. ET
COMPENSATION: $44,366.40 - $67,766.40 Annually

The Department of Parks & Recreation (DPR) is seeking an experienced Gardener to become part of a team that creatively develops outdoor spaces for the community's enjoyment. The Gardener will prepare, install, and maintain landscape beds, assist in planning new landscape areas, and maintain plants within parks, streetscapes, gardens, facility grounds, and public areas. Additionally, this position provides technical horticultural information and advice to staff and the public on garden-industry best practices and the science behind gardening, designing, and landscaping.

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JOB OPPORTUNITY: Cultural Affairs Facility Monitor, (Part - Time, Temporary) Arlington Economic Development/Cultural Affairs, Arlington. VA
DEADLINE: Friday, March 31, 2023

The Arlington Economic Development (AED), Cultural Affairs Division (CAD) seeks a part time, temporary Cultural Affairs Facility Monitor to work within our Cultural facilities, serving as the on-site contact person with all Cultural Affairs partners. They will serve as front-line representative for all staff and guests at facilities, providing customer service and information, including maintaining a welcoming and secure environment for staff and guests.

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CALL TO ARTISTS: Prints in May at Del Ray Artisans, Alexandria, VA
DEADLINE: Monday, April 10, midnight
EXHIBITION DATES: May 5-27, 2023

ENTRY FEE:  $5 per entry for Del Ray Artisans members, $10 per entry for non-members, high school students pay no entry fee.
Explore the possibilities of printmaking and imprinting! Enter traditional prints (e.g. block prints, intaglio prints, monoprints, collagraphs, and silkscreens), prints enhanced with mixed media, or prints repurposed in any way. Equally welcome are stamped metal jewelry, ceramic objects with imprinted designs, hand printed fabrics, and original digital art (but please, no AI generated work).

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CALL TO ARTISTS: Maryland Arts Directory Triennial and Exhibition, MD
DEADLINE: Saturday, April 15, 2023

In celebration of the growing talent and diverse array of artists across the state, the Maryland Art Place

(MAP) – in collaboration with the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) – is seeking artists for the 3rd Maryland State Artist Directory Triennial exhibition (2023). 

Maintained by MAP, the Maryland Arts Directory originated as a regional resource conceived by MSAC. MAP has remained the responsible partner for the care of this critical resource for over 25 years. The Maryland Arts Directory is a free online platform that showcases the high-caliber, diverse, and relevant work of Maryland’s artists and arts organizations and promotes the vitality of Maryland’s arts communities.

Collectively MSAC and MAP aim to present a comprehensive survey of Maryland artists for the Triennial exhibition to be presented in the MAP gallery beginning Thursday, May 11 and closing Saturday, June 24, 2023. We are seeking visual/media, literary, and performing artists for this year’s exhibition roster. 

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JOB OPPORTUNITY: Arts Intern, City of Takoma Park, Takoma Park, MD
DEADLINE: open until filled
COMPENSATION: $17-$19 per hour

The City of Takoma Park is seeking an arts and humanities intern who will assist in organizing and implementing the City’s wide range of arts programs. During this 12-month paid internship, the selected candidate will help organize, promote, and staff events in the Takoma Park Arts series, including poetry readings, film screenings, concerts, theater, and art exhibitions at the Takoma Park Community Center.

The intern will also assist with the organization and installation of public art projects in locations across Takoma Park and the graphic design of fliers, posters, and other materials. The selected candidate will work approximately 20 hours per week, typically from Mondays to Wednesdays with some telework. Work at evening or weekend events is required approximately two or three times per month.

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JOB OPPORTUNITY:  Auction House Specialist, Illustration Art Job, (Full-Time, Permanent) Murk & Co., New York, NY
DEADLINE: open until filled

A bespoke auction house in New York is looking for a Specialist to head up their Illustration Art Department. Illustration Art includes original works of narrative art created for books and magazines, advertisements, set and costume designs for theater, dance, and film, fashion drawings, graphic novels, and comics & cartoons. Detailed knowledge of artists and Illustrators is essential. The successful candidate will have knowledge of this subject matter to be able to appraise, catalogue and write about the material, as well as relationships with potential sellers from which to source consignments, and buyers who could be interested in transacting with the house. They will build each sale and work directly with clients, answering any and all inquiries. In addition to the department’s two annual sales, there is an opportunity to curate additional specialized sales. Previous professional experience in an auction house or gallery is a must.

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JOB OPPORTUNITY:  Exhibition Developer, The American LGBTQ+ Museum and Lambda Legal, remote
DEADLINE: open until filled

The American LGBTQ+ Museum (Museum), in collaboration with Lambda Legal (Lambda), seeks an exhibition developer to lead the design and execution of a traveling panel exhibition visiting 6 cities in the United States in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Lambda’s founding. The exhibition developer manages all facets of exhibition creation, from concept development and curation of content to interpretation, prototyping, design, and installation. They will work with Museum and Lambda staff/researchers and local content experts (including curators, community leaders, and/or educators) as well as a contract graphic designer and fabricator/printer to complete the project.

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JOB OPPORTUNITY:  Director of Learning and Engagement, (Full-Time, Permanent) New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT
DEADLINE: open until filled

The New Britain Museum of American Art, a major art collection and beloved community resource in central Connecticut, is building a new collaborative team among the education and curatorial staff under the direction of recently hired CEO Brett Abbott. This is an exciting opportunity for the newly defined position of Director of Learning and Engagement (DLE) to chart a fresh course forward in close collaboration with leadership across the Museum. The position requires a confident, connected museum educator deeply involved in the field, one who believes in cross-departmental collaboration, strategic alignment with the mission, and a passion for creative engagement among all demographics. As the Museum looks to sustainably broaden and strengthen its regional service, this is an important moment to contribute ambitious, creative and fundable ideas for growth and deepen a network of relationships for the NBMAA.

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JOB OPPORTUNITY: Recreation Class Instructors (Independent Contractors) Arlington, VA
DEADLINE: open until filled
COMPENSATION: Varies; class contractors are paid 60% of gross revenue collected for each taught session, which is based on number of class attendees. 

Arlington Parks & Recreation is looking for enthusiastic, thoughtful and engaged instructors as Independent Contractors for it's large and diverse set of recreation classes, including classes promoted in Enjoy Arlington and 55+ Guide.  Instructors will be responsible for teaching their classes in seasonal sessions that run 8-12 weeks at a time.

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JOB OPPORTUNITY: Summer Camp Staff, (Part Time Temporary - Seasonal), Arlington, VA
DEADLINE: open until filled
COMPENSATION: $12.-$35.06 hourly

The Department of Parks & Recreation (DPR) Youth, Teens & Families Unit is seeking temporary summer camp Counselors, Assistant Directors, and Directors to lead a variety of summer camp programs and activities for youth ages 4-16 . 

Staff must commit to working from June 20 - August 11 (core camp dates).  Additional weeks from August 14 – August 25 may also be available. Training will begin in mid to late May through June, which includes online courses with virtual and in-person trainings during weekday evenings and a few Saturdays. Several positions are available, and hours vary. 

HIRING BONUS! New Hires and Returning Staff will receive a hiring bonus of up to gross $550.

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CALL TO ARTISTS: Temporary Art Installation Opportunity at Tysons Corner Center in Fairfax, VA, ArtsFairfax, Fairfax, VA

ArtsFairfax invites artists, artist teams, and arts organizations who work or live in Fairfax County, the City of Fairfax, or the City of Falls Church to complete the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) at Macerich will select artists/teams/organizations to provide visual art exhibitions for temporary installation, either static or interactive.

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JOB OPPORTUNITIES: Private Event Rental Assistant, Part-Time position, Torpedo Art Factory, Alexandria, VA
DEADLINE: Open Until Filled

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CALL TO ARTISTS AND ARTS PROGRAMMERS: Full-Time Program Delivery Manager, Expressions, Arlington, VA
DEADLINE: open until filled

The GREF Expressions Program is a collaborative effort that generates arts programming to promote and showcase creativity, community and diversity of thought for the client’s employees. The program accomplishes this through activities such as community partner workshops, drop-in activities, team building exercises, campus wide events and field trips developed to help the client’s employees experience a more creatively fulfilling workplace while engaging with the local art community.

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JOB OPPORTUNITY: Exhibition Director and Curator, Goucher College, Baltimore, MD
DEADLINE: Open Until Filled

The Exhibitions Director and Curator is responsible for leading Goucher College's exhibitions program. Key responsibilities include strategic planning, exhibition planning, program development, and operations in 3 key gallery spaces. The Exhibitions Director and Curator is also responsible for day-to-day gallery operations, management of all Goucher College sculptures, and teaching courses in Contemporary Visual Culture & Criticism and Exhibition Design.


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CALL TO POETS: Poet Laureate, 2023-2025, Arlington, VA
DEADLINE: Friday, March 24, 2023, 5:00 p.m. EST

We are pleased to announce that Arlington County is seeking its official Poet Laureate for the 2023-2025 term. The selected poet laureate’s two-year term will begin July 1, 2023. The poet selected as Arlington’s poet laureate will serve as an advocate for poetry and the literary arts and will advance Arlingtonians’ consciousness and appreciation of poetry in its written and spoken forms. He or she will represent Arlington County’s commitment to fostering a creative environment that encourages collaboration, innovation and community participation.

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CALL TO ARTISTS:  Innovate Grants for Art + Photo, International Online
DEADLINE: Friday, March 24, 2023, 3 a.m. ET
AWARD: $1800.

Innovate Grant awards (2) $1,800.00 grants each quarter, to one Artist and one Photographer. In addition, (6) honorable mentions (3 in art and 3 in photo), will be featured on our website and join a growing community of vibrant and talented artists.

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CALL TO PHOTOGRAPHERS: 2023 Photo Review Competition, Philadelphia, PA
DEADLINE: Sunday, March 26, 2023
AWARDS AND PRIZES: multiple, see link for more info

This year’s Photo Review International Photography Competition will be juried by Deborah Willis, University Professor and Chair of the Department of Photography & Imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, MacArthur and Guggenheim Fellow. The Photo Review Competition enables thousands of people across the country to see the accepted work in our 2023 competition issue and on our website. Also, the prize-winning photographers will be chosen for an exhibition at the prestigious Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia.

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CALL TO ARTISTS: Mural for Local State Farm Office, George Mason University (GMU) Mural Program, Fairfax, VA
DEADLINE: Monday, March 27, 2023
COMPENSATION: up to $3000.
Local State Farm agent, Neil McKinnon, is seeking a mural for his agency at 10195 Main Street Suite J Fairfax, VA. The maximum paintable area is 10ft long x 8ft tall and the mural must be painted on a canvas or other removable surface. Painting space is available in the Art and Design building. 

You must be a GMU student or alumni.

Compensation will go up to $3,000 upon negotiation with the selected artist. No experience with mural painting is required, as Murals at Mason will provide mentorship and project management. 

Contact Yassmin Salem at with questions.

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CALL TO PHOTOGRAPHERS: Unbound 12!, Candella Gallery, Richmond, VA
DEADLINE: Friday, April 7, 11:59 p.m. ET

The selected and invited artists for UnBound12! will have works on display at Candela Gallery from Friday, July 7 - Saturday, August 12, 2023. Featured works will also be viewable (and shoppableon our website.

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CALL TO ARTISTS: Cyber Arts and Design, Commonwealth Cyber Initiative,  VA
DEADLINE: Saturday, April 1, 2023
Virginia artists and designers are invited to apply their talents to cybersecurity and show how this crucial technology is part of our lives, often in surprising ways.

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CALL TO ARTISTS: Fairfax County Public Art Project: Covid-19 Memorial, ArtsFairfax, Fairfax, VA
DEADLINE: Wednesday, April 12, 2023, 5pm

ArtsFairfax is accepting qualifications from artists or artist teams for a public art project in Fairfax County, VA. The selected artist/team will design, fabricate, and install a permanent work of art that will commemorate the suffering of people in the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the heroism of the people who responded to the emergency. An existing memorial plaza will be utilized for the placement of a central artwork that commemorates the experience of COVID-19 in Fairfax County. Please see attached Call for Artists for details. An information session will be held on February 1.

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CALL TO ARTISTS: Animalia, Art Fluent, REMOTE
DEADLINE: Friday, April 14, 2023, 2:00 a.m.
PRIZES: over $1200.

All accepted pieces will be displayed in our online gallery at
The animal kingdom is full of fascinating and incredible creatures, each with their own unique abilities, behaviors, and characteristics. There are over 1.5 million known species of animals, and new species are still being discovered today.
Animals have been depicted in art for thousands of years, representing a wide range of symbolism, from grace and speed to strength and nobility to transformation and freedom. But we can all agree that they are beautiful and captivating, and we will forever be drawn to their natural beauty and power. Show us Animalia from your perspective.

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CALL TO ARTISTS: Torpedo Factory Resident Artists-Studio Lease, Alexandria, VA
DEADLINE: Tuesday, April 18, 11:59 p.m.

Torpedo Factory Art Center is accepting applications for Resident Artists — individuals or groups of up to four — who will earn three-year studio leases and Artists Pro Tem — individuals who will earn the ability to sublease and participate in the Art Center programming.

Applicants accepted as Resident Artists shall receive a three (3)-year studio lease with publicly subsidized rent of $ 17.39 per square foot per year.

The partially blind three-phase process allows a team of four expert, independent jurors to review work for quality and merit. The juror panel will also consider artists’ ability to successfully interact with the general public and positively contribute to the overall Art Center community.

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CALL TO ARTISTS: Portrait, Juried Art Exhibition and Competition, UPWARD Gallery, Online
DEADLINE: Thursday, April 20, 2023, 5:00 p.m. EST
ENTRY FEE: $12 entry, $10 (2-4 entries), $9 (5 or more entries). $6 (for artists under 22 years.)

Portrait in the art is an image of the personality, through which the artist's conscious image of the time comes through. Portraiture is not only the depiction of the face and figure of a person, but it implies and expresses the whole world through the human personality, individuality embodied by art. And not only through the personality of the model, but also through the personality and individuality of the artist.

All artists 18 and older are encouraged to submit their work in any medium, style, and genre.

All accepted pieces will be displayed in our online gallery at

The winners (1st place) are interviewed by the UPWARD Gallery editors for publication in the printed edition UPWARD’s Quarterly and on our site.

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CALL TO ARTISTS: 2023 Photography Award Contest—Aging Well for All, National Council on Aging, Arlington and Fairfax, VA
DEADLINE: Friday, April 26, 2023, Midnight, ET
THEME: Aging Well for All—Celebrating the Strength and Wisdom of Women
Opening of NCOA Online Gallery: June 12, 2023
Onsite Exhibition at mosaicARTs Gallery: June 16—July 16, 2023

The National Council on the Aging (NCOA) will grant the following awards:
1 First Prize: $1,000
1 Second Prize: $500
1 Invited Jury Award: $500
1 Public Vote Award: $500
6 Awards of Merit: $250 each
10 Honorable Mentions: $100 each

The National Council on Aging is happy to invite photographers/visual artists to share stories of older women who continue to embrace their lives and contribute to their families and communities as they age. While statistically women live longer than men, they often face unique challenges related to health and financial security. NCOA is working to ensure all women have the resources they need to age well. This contest aims to provide a platform to foster dialogue, artistic expression, and drive innovation in the photographic arts toward the goal of aging well for all.

“True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she knows; the beauty of a woman with passing years only grows.” —Audrey Hepburn

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DEADLINE: Friday, April 28, 2023

The Historic Preservation Program is excited to offer the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF), a competitive grant program that will support community and individual projects related to Arlington’s history, built environment, or cultural heritage. Whether it includes historic window restoration within a local historic district (LHD) or the creation of an economic strategic plan for a historic commercial area, the HPF will financially contribute to history-based initiatives that invest in the future of preservation in Arlington County. The HPF will support both capital and non-capital projects that align with the stated goals of the Historic Preservation Master Plan. Some projects may be eligible for both types of grants. The HPF can be used only to support new projects and will not provide reimbursement for previously completed projects or prior expenses. 

The HPF will support projects that:

  • Enhance the understanding of Arlington’s history and historic character; 
  • Have significant impact on the community and advance cultural equity in Arlington. 
  • Result in distinctive, high quality, and meaningful cultural experiences in Arlington.
  • Foster community partnerships and advance the vision and values of the Historic Preservation Master Plan; and 
  • Preserve the historic built environment.

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CALL TO ARTISTS: P.L.A.C.E. Grant, Arlington, VA
DEADLINE: Friday, April 28, 2023
AWARDS: Six $15,000 Grants

This is a competitive grant program that will support community-initiated projects related to Arlington’s history, built environment, and/or cultural heritage that will reinforce the goals of the Arts Commission and enhance Arlington’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.  This grant seeks proposals that are at the intersection of arts, culture and heritage with the goal to provide arts opportunities to communities that have had less access to arts programming, education, and other art services.   Arlington's historic communities are a critical priority for this funding.

The Arts Commission will support projects that:

  • Enhance equity, diversity, and inclusion by presenting programs that advance the understanding of Arlington neighborhood history and cultural practices.
  • Increase the capacity and economic impact of artists and art groups from historic communities.
  • Have significant impact on the community and advance cultural equity in Arlington;
  • Result in distinctive, high quality, and meaningful arts and/or cultural experiences in Arlington; and
  • Foster community partnerships and advance the vision and values of the Arts Commission.


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JOB OPPORTUNITY: Full-Time, Production Design Lead, DS4SI, Boston, MA
DEADLINE: open until filled
COMPENSATION: $60-70K plus benefits package

The Production Design Lead is responsible for overseeing the creative production side of our work, including being the graphic and 3D design lead for DS4SI projects and public events, our Design Gym, and more. Black, Indigenous, People of Color, Middle Eastern and North African, Bilingual and/or Bicultural candidates, and LGBTQ2SIA+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. 

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CALL TO ARTISTS: Summer Juried Show, Ethnicity Through the Eyes of the Artist, Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA
DEADLINE: Monday, May 1, 2023, 12:15 a.m.

The theme for this summer's juried exhibition asks artists to focus on ethnicity. Ethnicity Through the Eyes of the Artist challenges artists to explore what ethnicity means personally versus how ethnicity represents you in the greater culture. This exhibition is open to all mediums and all interpretations.
Ethnicity can express a shared culture such as language, worldview, and value systems of a particular social group. A person's identity and personal enculturation/acculturation experience often shape their orientation to the world and how it is seen from their eyes. Artists have an uncanny ability to bring to life a perspective that can frame or deconstruct these arrangements in a visual way. This challenges the viewer to reflect on, and see beyond attitudes and boundaries that have been formed previously within the greater culture. Artists have the ability to creatively illustrate how ethnicity, just as language, is an evolution that is constantly shifting.

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CALL TO ARTISTS: $3,500 & $1,000 Spring 2023 Artist Grants, The Hopper Prize, Dover, DE
DEADLINE: Wednesday, May 17, 2023, 2:59 a.m. ET

The Hopper Prize is offering grants in the amount of $3,500 (2 available) and $1,000 (4 available) to artists & photographers worldwide working in all media. In total, 6 artists will receive unrestricted cash grants totaling $11,000.
Submissions will be juried by
— Emily Edwards, Assistant Curator, Dallas Contemporary
— Inês Costa, Curator, Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on-Sea
Our open call provides you with a direct path to get your work in front of these forward thinking exhibition makers. In addition to grants, 30 artists will be selected for a shortlist. Additional exposure is available via our online Journal as well as our Instagram feed, currently reaching an audience over 74k.
The Hopper Prize is open to all artists aged 18 and older working in any media. There are no restrictions on genre, subject matter, or media. We welcome entries in all media.
We are committed to supporting artists from diverse cultural backgrounds at all stages of their professional careers. All artists are encouraged to apply.

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CALL TO ARTISTS: ConTEXT II, Art Fluent, Boston, MA
DEADLINE: Friday, May 19, 2023, 2:00 a.m.
PRIZES:  over $1,200

Words can connect with people personally and emotionally and, when combined with visual elements, can create a powerful impact. Text can convey a message or express an idea through written words, letters, numbers, or symbols. The use of text in art is a powerful tool that can add depth, meaning, and emotion to a piece. Whether it's used to express a message, provide additional context, or as a visual element, text can allow a more dynamic and engaging viewing experience. Show us ConTEXT from your perspective. All accepted pieces will be displayed in our online gallery at

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CALL TO ARTISTS: $1,000 Evolution Grant, Art Fluent, online
DEADLINE: Friday, June 2, 2023, 2:00 a.m.

Art Fluent’s grant cycle is now open to individual artists through an international open call. The Evolution Grant will provide unrestricted funding to an individual artist with recognized artistic excellence in fine art media and a demonstrated commitment to their art. $1,000 to one visual artist each grant cycle. Unrestricted funds applied toward any expense to enhance the artist’s ability to create work.

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CALL TO ARTISTS: Night Market at the Arlington County Fair, Arlington, VA
DEADLINE: Friday, July 28, 2023

Back by popular demand, Arlington County Fair is hosting a Night Market for Arlington makers and artisans. Showcase your products to thousands of area visitors.

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Ongoing Opportunity Resources



PUBLIC ART AND JOB OPPORTUNITIES: Americans for the Arts maintains both a Public Art and Job Opportunities webpage.

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PUBLIC ART OPPORTUNTIES: CODAworx, a global leader in commissioned artwork, manages a database of RFP’s for public art.
DEADLINE: ongoing

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CALL TO ARTISTS: Murals at Mason, Fairfax, VA
DEADLINE: various

Murals at Mason is seeking artists in DC, MD, and VA to submit mural proposals for multiple sites inside the Manassas Regional Airport and other sites in Fairfax County.

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REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS: Artist Roster for Wall Projects, Montgomery County, MD 
DEADLINE: rolling

The Artist Roster for Wall Projects (Roster) connects pre-qualified local artists residing in the Greater Washington area to commissions for wall projects in Montgomery County. The Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County (AHCMC) seeks muralists, as well as artists who work in mosaic, tile, low-relief and other installation media suitable for temporary or permanent installation on exterior walls for the Roster. Montgomery County-based ALAANA Artists (African, Latinx, Asian, Arab, and Native American) are encouraged to apply.

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CALL TO ARTISTS: Baltimore Mural Program, Baltimore, MD
DEADLINE: ongoing

The Baltimore Mural Program was created in 1975 to make Baltimore neighborhoods more attractive, instill a sense of pride, provide employment for local artists in their own field, combat graffiti in neighborhoods, and engage young people in the beautification of their own communities. Working with the artists, neighborhood groups/associations and funding sources, the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) coordinates and directs this ongoing program.

The Baltimore Mural Program has produced more than 250 murals across the city, creating an outdoor public museum for the enjoyment of the people of Baltimore. We work with local mural artists who have experience working with communities.

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ARTIST OPPPORTUNITIES: Creative Placemaking Communities maintains a job board

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EAST CITY ART, a virtually based platform supporting visual arts in the DC area, has an extensive listing of arts opportunities in the area.

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ARTIST OPPORTUNITIES: The Maryland State Arts Council Online Resource Bulletin, updated weekly and maintained by Maryland Art Place, includes regional, national, and international exhibition opportunities, grants, fellowships, residencies and information on available studio spaces in the area. To post your call for entry, email Caitlin Gill at
DEADLINE: rolling

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JOB OPPORTUNITIES: Career listings from leading arts institutions around the country as collected by ArtTable, a professional organization dedicated to advancing the leadership of women in the visual arts.
DEADLINE: open until filled

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CALL TO ARTISTS: Gallery Underground reviewing new member applications, Gallery Underground, Arlington, VA
DEADLINE: Open Until Filled

Gallery Underground is currently accepting applications for new gallery members. We have openings for 2 and 3D work. We are located in the Crystal City shops near the new Amazon headquarters. Gallery Underground is an Arlington Artists Alliance gallery promoting the works of established and emerging regional artists. There is no fee to apply.

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CALL TO ARTISTS: Busboys and Poets, DC, Maryland and Virginia area (DMV)

Busboys and Poets, a community gathering place, restaurant and cultural hub for artists, activists, writers, thinkers and dreamers, is looking for visual art in all media to display at its seven locations in the DMV. Artists may submit up to 12 original works to be reviewed, ranging from but not limited to drawings, painting, photography, sculpture, mixed media, assemblage, fiber, quilts, etc. Standing sculpture should be no larger than 24” in height.

THEMES: Art images reflecting equity and social justice, womanism, life in the DMV, COVID-19, community transformation, family, portraiture, whimsy, abstraction and life experiences within diverse cultures are encouraged for submission.

Artists selected will be notified by email at least two weeks in advance of installation.

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CALL TO ARTISTS: Marfa Open, Marfa, Texas
DEADLINE: rolling

Marfa Open Art Festival and Marfa Open AiR are open to everyone. There are no hard and fast requirements for your project and we’re not concerned with what stage of your career you are in. Marfa Open is about innovation and fostering the creativity of all types of artists making all types of art.

If you’d like to be involved with Marfa Open, we’d love to hear from you. If you’d like to host a workshop or have an idea for an event at Marfa Open House, we’d love to hear about that, too.

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CALL TO ARTISTS: Workhorse Arts Center exhibition opportunities
DEADLINE: rolling

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CALL TO ARTISTS: Creativity Grants for Projects, Maryland State Arts Council, MD
GRANT AMOUNT: $1,000-$3,500

Creativity Grants for Projects offered by the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) are intended to support specific arts projects, events, or programs, however, they are available for independent artists as well as organizations. Each application should focus on a proposal for one specific project or program.

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CALL TO ARTISTS: Ideas and Exhibition Proposals, Washington Project for the Arts (WPA), Washington, DC
DEADLINE: rolling

All of WPA’s programming begins with a question. On a rolling basis, we accept 100-word curiosity-driven research ideas from artists based anywhere. Our goal is to support artistic research and interdisciplinary practices through the development and presentation of multidisciplinary, collaborative projects, co-organized with WPA. We believe in artists as intellectuals and that collaborative ideation is a process—which can then lead to meaningful experimentation and imaginative cultural production.

We encourage artists from all backgrounds and disciplines to submit their research ideas.

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CALL TO ARTISTS: ArtWalk Dupont, Washington, DC

Are you an artist interested in participating in ArtWalk Dupont (third Thursday of the month, 5-8 p.m.), but don't have a space to showcase your artwork? We invite you to submit your portfolio for an opportunity to be featured in one of the Dupont Circle BID businesses or through a public art activation.

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CALL TO ARTISTS AND WRITERS: Contributors for digital publication Movable Type, 1455 Literary Arts, USA
DEADLINE: rolling

1455 is always looking for fresh, original contributions to its bi-monthly digital publication Movable Type. Originally conceived as a magazine "by writers for writers" 1455 has greatly expanded its scope and seeks to celebrate storytelling of all types. In 2022, the goal is a more diverse, inclusive multimedia experience; as such, we welcome poetry, flash fiction, essays, memoir, illustrations, visual art, comics, and recorded video of music or dance (interviews and artist statements are also considered). Having already showcased best-selling authors, academics, and creatives, the goal is to further establish Movable Type as a provocative forum for meaningful engagement with art.

Each issue of Movable Type revolves around a theme, and 1455 welcomes submissions year-round. Each issue will be accompanied by a live (virtual) reading, featuring the contributors. Please see the themes for 2022 and send your original work (poetry, fiction, essays, memoir, visual art, photography, etc.) to

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CALL FOR ARTISTS: Arlington Public Schools Humanities Project Artist Roster Application, Arlington, VA
DEADLINE: rolling

The Humanities Project is Arlington County’s artist-in-education program that sponsors performances, workshops and residencies for students in Arlington County’s public schools and provides professional development opportunities for teachers.

If you have a program, workshop and/or performance that you feel would benefit the students and/or teachers in Arlington, the Humanities Project encourages you to apply.

Applications can be submitted at any time. Applications will be reviewed in the spring of each year. If you have any questions, please contact the Humanities Coordinator at 703-228-6299.


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DEADLINE: open until filled

Openings for Sales Associate and Key Holder and other positions throughout the US

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Durant Arts Center, 1605 Cameron St., Alexandria, VA 22314 | 703-861-8705
Free Parking
Metro: King Street-Old Town

Creative reuse is the process of taking used or recyclable materials and turning them into works of art, home decoration or other useful objects. At UpCycle, we rethink our notion of waste, collecting cast-offs from our community to serve as creative art materials. We collect, organize and prep items for use in a variety of creative capacities.

Visit our reuse shop for all of your creative needs! Our inventory is affordable, dynamic and always changing. Materials memberships are available on a daily (fill a bag for a flat fee) or annual basis (unlimited access to our materials for a period of one year).

Stop in to see what’s in store for you today.